Press Releases

05.15.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ROSE ANNOUNCE OVER $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REPAIRS TO LEMON CREEK MARINA ON STATEN ISLAND, WHICH WAS DAMAGED BY SUPERSTOM SANDY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Max Rose (D-NY-11) today announced $13,041,325.24 in federal funding to repair three clubhouses at Lemon Creek Marina on Staten Island. The marina was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy. One storm surge caused eight feet of flooding, which irreparably destroyed one club house and damaged two others. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security'… Continue Reading


05.14.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, LOWEY ANNOUNCE OVER $4.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT

Department Of Transportation Grant Will Fund Critical Runway Rehabilitation U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) today announced $4,708,891 in federal funding for the Westchester County Airport. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to repav… Continue Reading


05.13.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: ROCHESTER RECEIVED MORE THAN 13M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 Rochester Has Been Hit With Over 54 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, Upstate NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get T… Continue Reading


05.13.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: BUFFALO RECEIVED MORE THAN 51M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 Buffalo Has Been Hit With Over 207 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, WNY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get To Senat… Continue Reading


05.12.19

SCHUMER REVEALS: NYC & LONG ISLAND RECEIVED MORE THAN 176M ROBOCALLS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL—ALONE; CITING HAIR-PULLING UPTICK SINCE 2019 BEGAN, SENATOR ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH & BEST CHANCE PLAN TO PASS BIPARTISAN ‘TRACED ACT’ LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP KILL THE CALLS

More Jaw Dropping, Since Jan 1 NYC/LI Has Been Hit With Over 720 Million Robocalls; Even In The Dark Of Night, NY'ers Are Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; To Boot, Victims Duped Into Calling Back Are Charged Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New, Best Chance, Bipartisan Legislation-The 'TRACED Act'; Law Would Give Feds Real Authority To Combat Costly Schemes & Require Call Authentication To Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls But It Needs To Get To Senate F… Continue Reading


05.09.19

FOLLOWING HIS MAJOR PUSH IN FEBRUARY AT ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT, SCHUMER, WHO RECENTLY CALLED TO LOBBY ACTING FAA ADMINISTRATOR, ANNOUNCES JUST UNDER $10 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR TERMINAL OVERHAUL; SAYS FUNDING IS VITAL TO TRANSFORM AIRPORT INTO A WORLD-CLASS INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Recently Launched A ?$24.5M Major Renovation To Airport Facilities, Modernize Security & Upgrade Commercial Passenger Terminal   With First Phase Underway, Schumer Today Announces Just Under $10 Million To Get Phase 2 Off The Ground  Schumer: Funding For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Will Keep Major Modernization Project On The Runway To Success U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, … Continue Reading


05.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $170 THOUSAND IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF HOPEWELL IN ONTARIO COUNTY

Funding Will Be Used To Extend The Town Of Hopewell's Municipal Water System And Bring Clean Drinking Water To A Greater Amount Of Residents U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $170,000 in federal funding for the Town of Hopewell in Ontario County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used for improvements to the town’s municipal water system. … Continue Reading


05.08.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING TO PROTECT NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS AGAINST TERROR ATTACKS

Recent Attacks on Places of Worship Highlight the Vulnerabilities that Communities Across the Country Face - Increase in Funding Would Provide Critical Support and Help Enhance Security for Nonprofit Institutions At Risk of Terror Attacks Schumer, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 33 Senators to Increase Funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program by $15 Million - Would Raise Total Funding from $60 Million to $75 Million U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Ki… Continue Reading


05.08.19

IN A PERSONAL MEETING WITH ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF NOMINEE MCCONVILLE, SCHUMER PUSHES FOR REPLACEMENT OF OUTDATED FORT DRUM RAILHEAD; CALLS ON ARMY TO HONOR RELIABLE, JOB-CREATING POWER CONTRACT WITH REENERGY

During In-Person Meeting With Army Chief Of Staff Nominee, General James C. McConville, Schumer Urges Army To Continue Prioritizing New Fort Drum Railhead Project, Which Would Boost Installation's Mission Readiness Additionally, Schumer Calls On Army To Honor Its 20-Year Power Contract With ReEnergy, Which Makes Fort Drum 100% Energy Independent & Supports 300+ Jobs In Upstate New York Schumer To Army: Measures Would Be A Win-Win For North Country & Our World-Class Troops At Fort Drum … Continue Reading


05.07.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, VELAZQUEZ ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SANDY-HAMMERED RED HOOK, BROOKLYN RECREATION CENTER

Funding Will Be Used To Repair the Damaged Red Hook Recreation Center U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-07) today announced $8,038,976.40 in federal funding for the New York Office of Management and Budget. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair the Red Hook Recreati… Continue Reading


05.06.19

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION–TRACED ACT–TO CURB ROBOCALLS AND PROTECT CNY IDENTITIES & WALLETS

On Top Of The +59M Robocalls Made To Syracuse So Far This Year, Last Week, CNY-ers Were Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; Residents Duped Into Calling Back Paid Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New Legislation, TRACED Act, Giving Feds Authority To Combat Costly Schemes, Require Call Authentication & Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: It's Time To Hang Up Robocalls Once & For All Standing at the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, a… Continue Reading


05.06.19

FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S FLOOD OF ROBOCALLS THAT WOKE UP THOUSANDS OF UPSTATE NY’ERS IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUSH TO PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION–TRACED ACT–TO CURB ROBOCALLS AND PROTECT CAPITAL REGION IDENTITIES & WALLETS

On Top Of The +290M Robocalls Made To New York Last Month, Last Week, Upstate NY-ers Were Inundated With Calls Appearing To Come From Overseas; Residents Duped Into Calling Back Paid Exorbitant International Fees Schumer Announces New Legislation, TRACED Act, Giving Feds Authority To Combat Costly Schemes, Require Call Authentication & Rid Consumers Of Dreaded Robocalls Schumer: It's Time To Hang Up Robocalls Once & For All Standing at the Colonie Senior Services Center, and in the wa… Continue Reading


05.05.19

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO DESIGNATE SPREADING & DRUG-RESISTANT SUPERGBUG —CANDIDA AURIS—AN ‘EMERGENCY’; WILL ALLOW FEDS TO DELIVER MORE DOLLARS TO NEW YORK, LONG ISLAND & UPSTATE SO WE CAN BETTER IDENTIFY, TACKLE & TREAT DEADLY FUNGUS; HAS BEEN DONE IN PAST WITH OTHER THREATS LIKE ZIKA, EBOLA

There Is Currently NO Treatment For Superbug Spreading Across New York To More Than 300 People; Schumer Says State, NYC/LI Would Benefit From Fed Boost Of Emergency Response Funding Where Surveillance, Identification, Testing & Treatment Are Still Being Established & Perfected To Address Vexing Bug Senator Says CDC Can Declare All 'Superbugs' As Needing 'Emergency Response Funding' Just Like They Did For Zika, Ebola & Other Emerging Public Health Risks; Extra Funds For NY Would Help… Continue Reading


05.02.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $26 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO AID LONG ISLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMART GROWTH

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) And The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Provide Essential Funds For Local Development Projects Across Long Island Senators Say These Programs Are A Huge Win For Communities Across Long Island; Senators Have Pushed To Ensure Programs Create Good-Paying Jobs By Supporting Local Smart Growth Projects And Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts Senators: We Pledge To Protect This Funding Because CDBG and HOME Provide An Irreplaceable Sou… Continue Reading


05.01.19

FOLLOWING HIS PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY TO HELP QUICKLY RESPOND TO POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING FLOOD THREAT; SENATOR SAYS DECLARATION ENSURES PROMPT MOBILIZATION OF FEDERAL RESOURCES TO LAKE ONTARIO SHOULD 2017 REPEAT ITSELF

In 2017, Lake Ontario Communities Were Ravaged By Intense Flooding, Leading To Millions In Damages; Current Climbing Water Levels Indicate A Major New Risk Of Floods Schumer Today Announces That, Following His Advocacy, The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Has Issued A Declaration Of Emergency To Activate Its Emergency Operations Center And Mobilize Federal Support To Be Fully Prepared Should Destructive Flooding Occur Schumer To USACE: Declaration Of Emergency Will Help Prepare Lake Ontario Commu… Continue Reading


05.01.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY

Funding Will Be Used to Mitigate Poverty Through Access to Healthy Meals, Affordable Housing Options, and Job Training U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $927,135 in funding for three organizations that work to mitigate poverty through a variety of services. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will support 61 AmeriCorps VISTA members in organizations throughout New York City. The fund… Continue Reading


05.01.19

WITH CITY OF NEWBURGH HAVING ONE OF NY’S LOWEST 2010 CENSUS RESPONSE RATES, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & MALONEY LAUNCH PUSH TO MAXIMIZE 2020 CENSUS PARTICIPATION; OFFICIALS STRESS AN ACCURATE CENSUS COUNT IS CRITICAL TO RESOURCES FOR CITY OF NEWBURGH

The City Of Newburgh Had One Of The Lowest 2010 Census Participation Rates At A Mere 57%; Reps Say, With Census Count Playing A Vital Role In Federal Funding, Accuracy Is Imperative Schumer, Gillibrand & Maloney Urge Census Bureau To Establish A Questionnaire Assistance Center In the City of Newburgh, Host A Census Jobs Fair And Meet With Community Leaders To Chart Path Forward For Robust Participation Officials To Feds: An Accurate Census Count Is Imperative For the City of Newburgh To Ge… Continue Reading


04.30.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4 MILLION IN FEDERAL HEAD START FUNDING FOR STEUBEN AND YATES COUNTIES

Funding Will Be Used By Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. To Support Early Childhood Education And Care Services For Low-Income Children U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,317,541 in federal funding for Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Ste… Continue Reading


04.30.19

WITH WATER LEVELS ON THE RISE AND MEMORIES OF DEVASTATING 2017 LAKE ONTARIO FLOODING FRONT AND CENTER, SCHUMER CALLS ON ARMY CORPS TO PREPARE TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER & PROVIDE ANY AND ALL SUPPORT TO MITIGATE POTENTIAL DAMAGE

In 2017, Lake Ontario Communities Were Ravaged By Intense Flooding, Leading To Millions In Damages; Today's Already High And Still Climbing Water Levels Indicate A Major New Risk Of Floods Schumer Today Calls On U.S. Army Corps Buffalo District To Stand At The Ready To Activate Emergency Operations Center Should Lake Ontario Water Levels Hit Flood Threshold Schumer To Army Corps: Lake Ontario Communities Can't Afford A Repeat Of 2017; Stand Ready To Lend A Hand U.S. Senator Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


04.29.19

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON CANOPY’S OFFICIAL DECISION TO SITE $125 MILLION INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROCESSING PARK IN THE HEART OF BROOME COUNTY; SCHUMER SAYS THE MOVE WILL SPUR GROWTH OF MAJOR NEW AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN THE REGION

Schumer Led Federal Effort To Pass Farm Bill That Created A Pathway For The Commercial Cultivation Of Industrial Hemp As An Agricultural Commodity U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement after Canopy Growth officially announced the location of its new $125 million industrial hemp industrial park in Broome County: "I am absolutely thrilled that Canopy believes as I do, that the Southern Tier-and specifically Broome County-is the perfect place to seed and grow the… Continue Reading

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